|Washington State Senate District 2|
|January 9, 2017|
|Years in position||5|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 4, 2008|
|Next general||November 8, 2016|
Becker attended Highline Community College. She went on to attend Green River Community College. Becker is a former realtor as well as a former flight attendant. She is also a retired Medical Administrator.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Becker served on the following committees:
|Washington Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Health Care, Chair|
|• Higher Education, Vice-chair|
|• Ways & Means|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Becker served on the following committees:
|Washington Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Agriculture and Rural Economic Development|
|• Health & Long-Term Care|
|• Higher Education & Workforce Development|
Becker's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
- Assuring state government works effectively & efficiently
- Excerpt: "During the last four years, we have struggled with the worst economy since the Great Depression. State government has had to cut back, eliminate wasteful progams, and learn to work more efficiently. The Senate led the way to a bipartisan balanced budget -- but there is still more work to be done to get our government on a secure financial footing."
- Creating jobs
- Excerpt: "In the end, private businesses must create sustainable, long-term jobs. It's the role of state government to put in place a tax and regulatory structure that is fair and that encourages job growth. We cannot afford to chase away vital jobs in aerospace, high-tech and other growing industries."
- Helping to educate and train Washington State’s next generation
- Excerpt: "Washington's future lies in the hands of our youth…they are the next generation of technicians, small business owners, doctors and community doers. Yet, if we fail to properly provide them the tools to be competitive in today's global marketplace, we have failed. We need to return to local control where parents, teachers and administrators are united on teaching the students."
- Affordable health care
- Excerpt: "I worked in medical administration for 20 years and this is a subject I am passionate about. People must have health care. We need to address the rising cost of health care so that we may find viable solutions for those who are underinsured or not insured at all. We need to support a system that empowers patients, allowing them to choose the insurance carrier, types of coverage and/or physicians who will best serve them."
- See also: Washington State Senate elections, 2012
Becker won re-election in the 2012 election for Washington State Senate District 2. Becker advanced past the blanket primary on August 7, 2012 and defeated Bruce L. Lachney (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Washington State Senate, District 2, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Randi Becker Incumbent||56.8%||31,946|
|Washington State Senate, District 2 Blanket Primary, 2012|
|Republican||Randi Becker Incumbent||40.6%||9,517|
|Democratic||Bruce L. Lachney||40.6%||9,512|
|Republican||James E. Vaughn||18.8%||4,393|
On November 4, 2008, Becker was elected from the Second District of the Washington State Senate, receiving 32,244 votes.
Becker raised $201,024 for her campaign.
|Washington State Senate, District 2 (2008)|
|Randi Becker (R)||32,244|
|Marilyn Rasmussen (D)||30,206|
Comprehensive donor information for Becker is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Becker raised a total of $462,757 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 19, 2013.
|Randi Becker's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Washington State Senate, District 2||$234,975|
|2010||Washington State Senate, District 2||$26,758|
|2008||Washington State Senate, District 2||$201,024|
|Grand Total Raised||$462,757|
2012Becker won re-election to the Washington State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Becker raised a total of $234,975.
|Washington State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Randi Becker's campaign in 2012|
|Washington State Republican Party||$41,000|
|Senate Republican Campaign Cmte Of Washington||$5,900|
|Pierce County Republican Party||$5,000|
|2nd District Legislative Cmte||$4,000|
|Washington State Residential Care Council||$2,300|
|Total Raised in 2012||$234,975|
|Source:Follow the Money|
2010Becker was not up for election to the Washington State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Becker raised a total of $26,758.
|Washington State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Randi Becker's campaign in 2010|
|Premera Blue Cross||$1,600|
|Washington Chiropractic Trust||$800|
|Washington Health Care Association||$800|
|Total Raised in 2010||$26,758|
|Source:Follow the Money|
2008Becker won election to the Washington State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Becker raised a total of $201,024.
|Washington State Senate 2008 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Randi Becker's campaign in 2008|
|Washington State Republican Party||$60,739|
|Senate Republican Campaign Cmte Of Washington||$58,555|
|Pierce County Republican Party||$28,879|
|Service Employees Local 925||$1,600|
|McCaw, Bruce R||$1,600|
|Total Raised in 2008||$201,024|
|Source:Follow the Money|
- See also: Freedom Foundation's Big Spender List
The Freedom Foundation releases its Big Spender List annually. The Institute ranks all Washington legislators based on their total proposed tax and fee increases. To find each legislator’s total, the Institute adds up the 10-year tax increases or decreases, as estimated by Washington’s Office of Financial Management, of all bills sponsored or co-sponsored by that legislator.
Becker proposed a 10-year increase in state taxes and fees of $192.5 million, the 21st highest amount of proposed new taxes and fees of the 46 Washington state senators on the Freedom Foundation’s 2012 Big Spender List.
The Freedom Foundation also issued its 2012 Informed Voter Guide for Washington State voters, including a legislative score card documenting how Washington State legislators voted upon bills the Foundation deemed important legislation. The legislation analyzed covered budget, taxation, and pension issues. A sign indicates a bill more in line with the Foundation's stated goals, and a sign indicates a bill out of step with the Foundation's values. Here's how Becker voted on the specific pieces of legislation:
|2012 Senate Scorecard - Randi Becker|
|Bill #6636 (Balanced budget requirement)||Bill #5967 (Senate Republicans budget)||Bill #6582 (Local transportation tax increases)||Bill #6378 (Pension reforms)|
Becker has been married for 36 years to her husband Bob. They have two grown children and two grandchildren. Becker lives in Eatonville, WA.
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- Health plans with abortion coverage? Don't count on it - Crosscut
- Most-Read of 2013: #9, the four-day school week - Crosscut
- Oscars 2014: From 'About Time' to 'Zaytoun,' 289 features qualify for Academy ... - NOLA.com
- Randi Becker's official campaign website
- Randi Becker on the Washington State Senate website
- Becker's state-sponsored website
- Vote Smart profile of Becker
- Campaign Contributions: 2012, 2010, 2008
- Campaign website
- Becker on Facebook
- Becker on Twitter
- Washington Votes profile of Becker
- 2nd Legislative District Map
- Randi Becker for State Senator, "Issues," accessed July 30, 2012
- Washington Secretary of State, "2012 Primary Candidates," retrieved July 16, 2012
- Washington Secretary of State, "August 07, 2012 Primary Results - Legislative - All Results," accessed August 15, 2012
- Follow the Money's report on Becker's 2008 campaign contributions
- Follow the Money, "Becker, Randi L," accessed September 19, 2013
- Freedom Foundation's 2012 Big Spender List
- Freedom Foundation's 2012 list of Washington state senators by proposed new taxes and fees
- Freedom Foundation, "Legislative Voting Record," accessed October 10, 2013
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